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Beauty Tips for Summer Travel

The festive summer holidays are upon us. Most of our calendars are packed with long weekend getaways, trips to the beach, as well as local and overseas holidays. For those who are planning to travel, finding the right products to pack efficiently, while also giving your skin, hair and nails the care it needs, can be confusing. We have come up with a few tips that will enable you to maintain your glowing skin and also keep your hair looking fantastic.

Glowing Summer Skin
Glowing Summer Skin

Glowing Summer Skin

It is very easy to overlook your skin's needs when travelling. Taking only the necessary skin products will help you pack more efficiently and eliminate the need to pack unnecessary products that will leave your skin in a poor condition. The most important product to carry is sunscreen, as this is essential for summer travel. Hiking and taking long walks when site-seeing in the city or lying on the beach, tend to expose your skin to absorb harmful rays. Avoid this by packing a good SPF product!
Skin moisturisers are meant to be used year-round, not just during the summer months. In summer, it is advisable to use a light moisturiser that won’t clog your pores.
Although your skin might feel sweaty and oily in the sun, moisturisers protect skin from sun damage, especially one that offers UV protection, or some level of SPF.
Your skin will certainly thank you for religiously applying moisturiser during your time away from home!

Make-up Always
Make-up Always

Make-up Always

As we know by now with summer make-up - less is more. It is important to use an oil-free moisturiser and opt for an oil-free foundation formula to match. A good bronzer makes your eyes look brighter and your teeth look whiter. To keep a natural look in summer, apply the bronzer just to the high points of your face, where the sun naturally highlights - this includes the forehead, cheekbones, chin, and nose.
Covering the whole face is what gives you that fake, baked look. Powder bronzers are the easiest to apply; look for one with varying shades as they'll blend together for the most authentic-looking results. For longer-lasting shadow, avoid using eye cream on your lids as this can break down make-up; use an eye primer instead. It will minimise creasing and create a base for the shadow to cling to so it lasts longer.

Keep Your Nails on Point
Keep Your Nails on Point

Keep Your Nails on Point

Taking care of your nails may seem like a minute detail, especially when travelling. During your holiday, you do not want to have chipped, horrid nails and regret knowing that you could have put some thought into your nails.
When travelling, it is advisable to get a gel manicure. A gel manicure will ensure that your nails look like pure perfection for up to two weeks.
There’s nothing more frustrating than getting your nails painted, then see them chip after four days when you really can’t be bothered to redo them. At this point in time, you will be too busy with your holiday activities, and you will not have time to be doing something as time-consuming as painting your nails!
Do not forget about your feet! Cut those long, jagged toenails, buff and file them, and coat them in a glorious eye-catching shade of polish. Take a mini nail care kit in case of emergencies - if you don’t, you will be kicking yourself.

Summer Travel Hair-care
Summer Travel Hair-care

Summer Travel Hair-care

Knowing the climate of your destination is very important. It will help you to pack the right products that will protect your hair from going amok. Research the weather of your destination and pack your essentials accordingly. This will save you time, energy and most importantly, your hair. There are a few things you need to take note of in summer when it comes to hair-care. Humidity affects the hydrogen bonds in the hair and to a lesser extent, the salt bonds. The higher the humidity, the more these bonds are broken.
The sun cannot really burn hair, but sun exposure will damage your hair’s natural protective film. This makes your hair, dry, dull, fragile and brittle.
While travelling, avoid letting the wind rush through your hair. This can cause tangling and matting and dry out your hair. Cover your hair with a scarf while travelling. Both chlorine and salt water dry and discolour the hair. Wash your hair immediately when exiting the pool.

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